Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 7/28/2023

Medical-Legal Partnerships Plus (+)

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) announces the availability of funds for Medical-Legal Partnerships Plus (MLP+). OCS will make approximately $1.6 million available through a competitive process. OCS expects to make approximately four to eight awards to long-standing medical-legal partnerships (MLPs).

The objective of this funding opportunity is to provide support for MLPs to build, expand, and strengthen their capacity to provide comprehensive legal services and wraparound social services to families with low incomes. MLPs will use this funding to increase their capacity to serve vulnerable families, including enhancing and/or increasing legal services and building and/or strengthening partnerships with social service providers, community-based organizations, and other nonprofits that work to address the causes and consequences of poverty, address social determinants of health (SDoH), and increase the wellbeing of children and families. Recipients will participate fully in a federal evaluation and follow all evaluation protocols established by ACF and/or its designee contractor(s). Fully participating in a federal evaluation may include supporting and complying with data collection requirements, providing administrative data on program participation, and other activities. In addition, the federal evaluation may include an evaluation of MLP+ implementation.

OCS will award bonus points to applicants that successfully demonstrate their designation as a child-focused MLP or as a MLP that is affiliated with or designated as either a safety-net nonprofit hospital or a Native and/or Minority Serving Institution. See Section IV.2. The Project Description, Approach for more information.

Deadline: Aug. 28, 2023

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants: Long-standing MLPs.

Amount Description

Award Ceiling: $250,000 Per Project Period

Award Floor: $100,000 Per Project Period

Funding Type